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Ongava Lodge is a luxurious property, located on one of the largest private reserves in Namibia - the 30,000 hectare Ongava Reserve - on the southern boundary of Etosha National Park.

It consists of 14 air-conditioned, brick and thatch chalets with en suite bathroom. Communal facilities include a hilltop lounge and dining area, both under thatch, together with a pool offering spectacular views over the plains below. There is also a floodlit waterhole, as well as a well-placed hide, ideal for those interested in wildlife photography.

Wildlife activities include vehicle safaris in both Ongava Reserve and Etosha, walking safaris and night drives, and the lodge is particularly famous for offering a chance to track rhino on foot (Ongava has resident white and black rhino).

Its sister camp, Little Ongava, has three suites, each with a plunge pool – perfect for a group of friends. There is also a tented camp with eight comfortable tents and a small pool.

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Wildlife trips

This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

Land of Contrasts Self-drive

This is Namibia at its very best: a wilderness destination of outstanding beauty at every turn, taking you north to the salt pans of Etosha National Park, the remote Kunene and its desert elephant, before heading down the Skeleton Coast to the awesome Namib Desert. Choose between self drive or guided.

  • When to go: Apr-Jan
  • Duration inc. flights: 18 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,745 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Etosha National Park & Ongava Reserve

Etosha is considered to be one of the finest sanctuaries in southern Africa. It is famous for its vast, dazzling saltpan with permanent waterholes, which attract a multitude of wildlife particularly during the dry winter. The neighbouring Ongava Private Game Reserve offers the attraction of tracking rhino on foot.

  • Where: Oshikoto & Oshana Region
  • Ideal for viewing: black rhino, black-faced impala, damara dik-dik, African elephant, lion
  • Excellent for: Walking safaris, Vehicle safaris, Just Conservation